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C&C on Slot Canyon Composition

 
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Dec 30, 2008 16:42 |  #1

Any inputs into the composition of this. Does it work? The sky was washed out (overcast). Too centered?


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Dec 30, 2008 17:40 |  #2

Could you have done anything with the original to give it more pop, it has potential in B&W but...


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Dec 30, 2008 18:27 |  #3

chauncey wrote in post #6972283 (external link)
Could you have done anything with the original to give it more pop, it has potential in B&W but...

The washed-out sky had me stumped...

Here's the original.


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Dec 30, 2008 18:33 |  #4

I can't get past the sky. maybe you should just crop it out.

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Dec 30, 2008 18:38 |  #5

Something about the color of the rocks really grabs me but the road on the bottom third of the shot really distracts me. Definitely a lot of potential with the right PP.


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Dec 30, 2008 18:49 |  #6

samoan_ridah wrote in post #6972646 (external link)
Something about the color of the rocks really grabs me but the road on the bottom third of the shot really distracts me. Definitely a lot of potential with the right PP.

I agree. I perfer the colored image over the BW. Work with cropping and the coloring of the sky.




  
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Dec 30, 2008 19:08 |  #7

I actually don't agree. I think that from this particular vantage point, the road is the only thing that makes this shot interesting. This is how I see it (very quick edit):


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Dec 30, 2008 19:39 |  #8

This is not the best sky to use but you get the idea! Put in your own sky! Just another option.


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Dec 30, 2008 20:37 |  #9

This photo is begging for a sky and it deserves to be in color...I love the shot.

Are those rocks on the road blue or did I really blow the color on this?

I was torn between uncropped or cropped at the grey line to give the sky and road more symetry.


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Dec 30, 2008 21:14 as a reply to  @ neumanns's post |  #10

Good inputs, I like it. I was going for the "windy road leads into the canyon where the walls point down to the middle". I like the sky additions, I've got some good ones I can add. The walls were brown, but the gravel on the road is grey.


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Dec 30, 2008 22:48 |  #11

My quick take on it


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Dec 31, 2008 17:02 |  #12

I like Ryan's approach, though I would crop the top even more. This helps keep the eyes on the road, which is the most interesting part of the image.


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Dec 31, 2008 17:52 as a reply to  @ dr1ft's post |  #13

In my opinion, the original entry is the most realistic and the most believable.


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